Part L compliance: the practical approach to fabric first

Stephen Smith, market development manager at Knauf Insulation, discusses the recent Part L changes in England and Wales and how developers can easily comply with a flexible recipe approach The amended Part L of the Building Regulations has finally come... View Article

Making a difference to safety on-site

Managing director of Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE), Jonathan Fellingham discusses the safety implications of working with trussed rafters Timber roof trusses are large, heavy and require work at height. It’s safe to say that if guidelines are not adhered to,... View Article

Digging deep for value

To create more space in a tight plot of land, the once-popular basement could be the solution, as Delta Membrane Systems’ Director Brian Davison explains If there is a single criticism that makes a regular appearance when talking about new... View Article

Flooring for the discerning housebuilder

Peter Kelsey, managing director of one of the UK’s largest flooring contractors Designer Contracts, looks at current flooring trends and why both housebuilders and buyers have never had so much choice As one of the UK’s most sensitive economic indicators,... View Article

Maximising daylight in design

It is clear that there is an opportunity for architects and specifiers to make much better use of daylight in buildings throughout the design process. Indeed daylight should play as central a role in the design as technical installations. However,... View Article

Working with water

Glyn Hyett, managing director of 3P Technik UK Ltd and director and founding member of the UK Rainwater Harvesting Association, addresses the issues surrounding the implementation of rainwater harvesting and sustainable drainage systems Water design stakeholders There are a number... View Article

Kawneer helps the Halo reach dizzy heights

A mixture of modular and traditional curtain walling from leading architectural aluminium systems supplier Kawneer features on one of the tallest residential buildings in London. Kawneer’s AA®201 unitised or modular/off-site curtain walling has been used on the fourth to 43rd... View Article

greenteQ monkey tail handle from VBH

Hardware supplier VBH has added monkey tail espag handles and dummy casement stays to the greenteQ range of door and window furniture. VBH advise that greenteQ’s Monkey Tail has been designed specifically as an espagnolette handle, rather than modified from... View Article

Saniflo launches the Sanishower Flat

The new Sanishower Flat from the experts at Saniflo is a pumping solution for low-level shower trays of 80mm and over. It is capable of pumping a standard electric or gravity mixer shower and the two inlets mean a washbasin... View Article

Inclusive bathrooms made easy

Ann Boardman, marketing and customer services manager at Saniflo UK, introduces the benefits of specifying inclusively designed bathrooms Today you can literally install a domestic or commercial, inclusively designed bathroom almost anywhere a water supply can reach, and all without... View Article

Cedral Weatherboard fixes it for Walsall development

A brownfield development in Walsall, West Midlands, has become a highly sought after location after being fitted with Marley Eternit Cedral Weatherboard. The ease and speed of installation meant that Cedral Weatherboard played its part in ensuring that the 73... View Article

SterlingOSB – perfect for refurbishment projects

Sterling OSB (oriented strand board) is perfect for today’s building refurbishment projects. Increasingly, builders are substituting plywood for Sterling OSB; it’s more cost-effective, environmentally-efficient and highly versatile with many variations depending on the application. SterlingOSB (Oriented Strand Board) is a... View Article